May 24, 2007 Subject:
Pretty good, though flow/atmosphere could be improved
Some really sweet ambient tracks in here, great art, and the poems at the beginning set the tone really well.
I have a few complaints, though.
First, there are a few tracks with lyrics or very distinct speech. I think this is really distracting in an ambient mix, but it's only 2 tracks or so, so it's not that bad.
Second, you should be aware that this is more about electronic reinterpretations of nature sounds than actual nature sounds. Don't let that discourage you, though, it is a beautiful, very reddish, greenish, warm, dark, wet landscape.
Anyway. Four stars, worth the download if you like long ambient mixes.
April 3, 2006 Subject:
In "Natural Techno", [in]anace once again shows that he is one of the true masters of the mix, in this case, creating a delicate, warm, and satisfying blend of ambient and downtempo styles. An absolultely beautiful and seamless extended trip into the world of ambiance. Some highlights for me were the inlcusion of AGF/Delay - "Tunesia", Xerexes - "Fall", Punkteins - "Gartenteich", Alton Inc. - "Part 5", Navarro - "Clouds", and Vladislav Delay - "Big Hearts Come Later". I couldn't ask more from this mix except to hope that [in]anace continues producing these for years to come. -LAJ-
April 2, 2006 Subject:
This is by far the best DJ set I've ever listened to. The individual songs are blended well, and maintain a great overall flow.
I also appreciate the fact that the various songs are linked to, and I'm now working on collecting the albums they're a part of.